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May 19,2022

McCalley fills the vacant Ward 4 seat, representing Hayward and San Leandro

OAKLAND, Calif. – The Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District (AC Transit) Board of Directors wishes to announce the appointment of Castro Valley resident Murphy McCalley to fill the vacant Ward 4 seat, representing portions of Hayward and San Leandro as well as the unincorporated areas of Ashland, Castro Valley, Cherryland, Fairview and San Lorenzo in Alameda County.

Director McCalley's selection was exhaustive and included a comprehensive public application process, which yielded a diverse representation of applicants from backgrounds and experiences across Ward 4.

An East Bay native, Director McCalley proudly acknowledges that he hails from a transit-dependent family who specifically relied on AC Transit bus lines for all the essentials of life.

"We maintained a small green footprint before it was fashionable to do so. We did not own an automobile. AC Transit was how we carried out our daily lives. I view public transit as essential to the viability of our community, its mobility, the environment, and our economic sustainability."

Director McCalley credits public transit with helping to reach his educational achievements that started at Oakland High School. McCalley holds a Bachelor of Public Administration and Master of Public Administration.

With an early life rooted in public transit, inevitably, transit became the template for McCalley's three-decades-long career, including the role of Chief Financial Officer at the former Los Angeles County Transportation Commission and San Diego's Metropolitan Transit Development Board.  Following a distinguished executive career, he worked in the private sector and started a consulting practice specializing in transit finance.

Director McCalley has served as Vice Chair and Chair of the Alameda County Transportation Commission’s Independent Watchdog Committee, and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Edge Foundation. He is an active member of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Oakland Alumni Booster Club; former Chair of the American Public Transportation Association’s (APTA) Financial Management Committee; and recipient of the Federal Transit Administration Administrator’s Award for Innovative Finance.

In his capacity as Board Director, Mr. McCalley will also serve on the AC Transit Financing Corporation Board of Directors and was recently appointed to AC Transit's Inter-agency Liaison Committees, which include the cities of Hayward and San Leandro.

Director McCalley will fill the remainder of the term on the Board, which expires in December 2022.

For more information on Director Murphy McCalley, the AC Transit Board of Directors, and public meetings, click here.